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MAN SHOT IN MODESTO: MODESTO  - A man was shot while in his car in a west Modesto neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Oak Street around 1:48 p.m. after getting calls of gunshots being heard in the area, Modesto Police Sgt. Ivan Valencia said. Witnesses said they saw a black SUV drive away from the area shortly after shots were fired.

About 20 minutes later, police got a call from a hospital to report a gunshot victim.

Valencia said the man drove himself to the hospital in his black SUV after being shot on the 200 block of Maple Street, a block away from where officers originally responded. His wound appeared to be non-life threatening.

When officers examined the victim's SUV, they found several bullet holes.

ARREST ENDS TWO-HOUR FOOT CHASE: MODESTO . - A man wanted for several felony warrants on weapons and drug-related violations was finally captured after a lengthy foot pursuit and search in West Modesto Tuesday morning.

Sergeant Brian Findlen said Modesto police officers began the search for Kinsino Salva, 29, at 1:14 a.m. on the 1200 block of Pine Tree Lane.

They attempted to make contact at 2:15 a.m., but Salva fled, going from roof to roof through the neighborhood, Findlen said.

At 3:02 a.m., officers, with the help of a K9 unit, caught Salva hiding under a spa at a home several lots down from the one in which he resides, said Findlen.

He was arrested and booked for his warrants, as well as new charges of resisting and delaying a police officer, and possession of a controlled substance.

CAR SLAMS INTO STOCKTON DUPLEX: STOCKTON . - A driver lost control of her  vehicle Tuesday morning and slammed into a Stockton home on North El Dorado Street.

Lt. Eric Kane of the Stockton Police said the woman was driving too fast and clipped several parked cars, forcing her to lose control and drive up into the home.

The front door of the duplex was blocked as a result of the wreck, but residents were able to get out of the home through a back door.

The driver sustained minor injuries. Nobody in the home was injured.


DOGS RESCUED FROM CERES HOME: CERES — Nearly a dozen dogs were rescued last week from what Stanislaus County Animal Services describe as a putrid home.

Neighbors tipped off authorities about the home of a single woman they suspected to be a hoarder. They reported that the house stunk and that dogs were living in unhealthy conditions.

Officers showed up at the house and found that it was full of urine and feces. Ammonia levels, thanks to the conditions of the home, were beyond unhealthy, animal services say.

Eleven dogs were taken from the home. Five of the dogs are being spayed or neutered and will be eventually up for adoption. Four more have been sent to animal rescue groups. Two more were found to be pregnant and are now in need of foster care.

Officials note that animals found in hoarder’s houses are usually so unhealthy that they’re unadoptable. However, these dogs were in good condition.